Support and Management Services from the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

We're here to help you arrange additional treatments after you leave inpatient rehab and to have a smooth transition from the hospital to the community.

Discharge Planning

Patients and families should start planning for discharge from inpatient rehabilitation as soon as possible. Outpatient services may take time to arrange.

Your case manager or social worker can provide more information on available services, such as:

Services Overview
Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • May include physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy.
  • Care provided at an outpatient clinic or center.
  • Most insurance plans cover some of the care.
Adult Day Care
  • Care provided in a group setting.
  • Insurance may or may not cover costs.
  • Plan early — some programs have waiting lists and may require medical clearance.
  • Your case manager or social worker can provide a list of adult day programs and information on these services.
Home Health Care
  • May include therapy and nursing visits at your home.
  • Care is not around-the-clock care; usually done in a short visit.
  • Most insurance plans cover home health care.
Personal Care Homes or Assisted Living Communities
  • Small residences where only a few individuals receive care.
  • Campus-like settings for people with various needs.
  • Insurance usually does not cover this type of care.
Skilled Nursing Homes
  • Nursing care provided around-the-clock.
  • Therapy usually is available.
  • Insurance may cover costs.
Private Duty Nursing
  • Care ranges from several hours a day to around-the-clock.
  • May need to arrange several days before discharge.
  • Insurance usually does not cover this type of care.

 

Community Re-entry

Getting out in the community can improve symptoms of depression and overall recovery from brain injury, stroke, and other conditions.

When you leave inpatient rehab, it's important to have a smooth transition from the hospital to the community.

The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute offers community re-entry activities to help you practice newly learned skills in “real life” situations, like going out for lunch or going shopping.

The patient care team establishes goals for the outing. During the trip, we can identify problems so you can address solutions during outpatient therapy sessions.

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